Resident Evil Revelations 2’s Raid Mode will feature micro-transactions

There were some rumours floating around about Resident Evil Revelations 2 featuring everyone’s hated moneymaker: micro-transactions.

While there are some folks out there who wouldn’t put it past Capcom to pull something like this and feature micro-transactions in a game that already has so many different payment options, it’s not quite as bad as the rumours purport it to be.

They were just revealed at the Spanish presentation event.  You have to pay to continue if they kill you mid-chapter, if not you have to start that chapter again from the start.

Disconcerting for sure, and were that the case, I’d be pissed too.  Let’s look at the source of this rumour.  From Mundogamers, via Google Translate.

Yes, Revelations 2 will have micro-transactions.  You can buy with real money weapons, skills and life crystals.  You can buy weapons and skills within the Assault Mode with both objects as you getting playing with your real money, so that nobody has to pay anything unless you want to.  If for some reason you want to pay for the weapons, there is the option.

Okay, so there will be micro-transactions in the Raid Mode.  So how did this get turned into “Capcom will force you to pay to continue?” Well, it was incorrectly reported that the micro-transactions would be in both the Raid mode and the campaign itself.

Kotaku reached out to Capcom to clarify if they could really be so cartoonishly evil, and was told that there are no micro-transactions within the campaign mode.  So far as Raid mode goes…

Regarding your question, players can use “life crystals” when playing through Raid mode in Revelations 2. The crystals essentially act as continues (re spawns) in Raid mode when players die. Blue life crystals can be earned through playing daily missions and red life crystals can be bought. The two crystals act the same, but there’s an option to buy if players run out of blue (earned) crystals or don’t want to spend the time earning them. If players have both blue and red crystals, the game will prioritize the blue crystals over the red ones. Again, these are only used in Raid mode and not in the main campaign.

While it would probably be better if there were no micro-transactions at all, we can rest assured that at the current rate, it’s probably a few more years before you have to start inserting quarters into your home arcade machine to continue.


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  • Mr.Csquared

    Does not bother me one bit. It is a nice option for those who don’t want to start a Raid mission all over again and want to straight up continue as quoted above. (You never know. There are people who would appreciate the option.) I find this not a big deal as most make it to be,

    Off topic, love the pic of my baby Claire! XD

    • Felipe Gualteros

      You are the perfect example of a mindless crapcom bot. Do you even realize the full extent of what this means? Next thing you know Revelations 3 will make you pay to play a ”New Game Plus”

      • Mr.Csquared

        Cool story bro. Thanks for the uncalled for insult. We don’t even know if that will happen and I’m sure Capcom has their reasons. So let’s keep a cool head here, let’s stop overexacterating the situation like many other peeps have already and let’s wait and see where and how this goes before we make a final judgement.

        • Felipe Gualteros

          Of course they have their reasons, they want to get as much money as possible even if it means turning their ”RE” game into a damn mobile one. They really crossed the line with this one, and don’t even get me started with that ”Robot” dance gif a couple of comments below. I mean, really? And here I thought Revelations was going try to be as close to the originals as possible.

          • Mr.Csquared

            Let’s not drag this on further. You are clearly one of many bothered by the microtransition option in Raid Mode. I am not so that’s that. We have our own opinions.

            But I will say on the gestures added to raid mode, nothing wrong with having fun on the side right? Raid Mode is a side mode for REV 1 and 2 to have fun aside from the story. Just like Mercs, Extreme Mode and others. They have no affect on the main story mode which for REV2 I am sure will be where all if not most will say “This is the RE we’ve wanted for so long.”

  • Carl Johnson

    Whining over micro-transactions has always been stupid. You’ve never, under any circumstance, had any obligation to even consider looking at them.

    • Casper Bronmans

      I find no issue with them in this case, but micro-transactions earned a bad reputation for their appearance in mobile games and other titles.

      • freehoxton

        Is this a mobile game? Is this a free-to-play game?
        No? Then this it shouldn’t exist under any circumstance, especially when you put down 40 euro for the game itself already.Some people will use micros and Capcom will continue this crap on a larger scale….
        If only they used their creative minds on improving the gameplay itself rather than finding out retarded cash in methods.

        • Casper Bronmans

          Oh believe me, the moment they push this even a tad too far I will change camps immediately, but what I like about the setup here is that you are guaranteed blue crystals on a daily basis and you can hoard them if you want too.

          Unlike a game like Dead Space 3 in which you just know the balance is going to be altered to make the micro-transactions more appealing, this seems easy enough to avoid if you absolutely don’t want to deal with it. The moment they do start charging you for gear, though…

    • It all depends how they’re implemented. There’s a difference between a microtransaction that expedites a normal gameplay function and a gameplay functional limited or built around a microtransaction, so that it feels more like a necessity than an option.

    • LoveAnimation

      Yea people made a huge deal about this in Dead Space 3 but i never looked at the micro-transactions and i probably would not even know the game had that stuff if i did not see people talk about it on the internet.
      People make it sound like your forced to use micro-transacions or something but i just ignore them if im not interested.

  • Mark Merrett

    As long as it does not effect the main game and you can work to achieve said items in games and buying is just a get now with out hard work thing then im not bothered, if they were exclusive paid things then i would be fucked off especially if they made the game very hard that you need the paid stuff to get through it.

  • Megan Schneider

    wtf is up with Claire in the photo?


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